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Could It Be So? Data Breaches Decline in 2018?

Jun 12 by George V. Hulme

That’s the conclusion of at least one cybersecurity services provider. According to Risk Based Security, following year over year increases in the number of publicly reported data breaches, the first three months of 2018 saw a respectable decline. But while the numbers look good, they may reflect a change in criminal targeting and goals and less an indication that cyber-criminals are waving white flags.

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Three Ways DevOps Teams Can Step Up GitHub Security

Jun 06 by Ericka Chickowski

Last week the team behind Git, a platform that powers millions of the world's developer code repositories--including those on the wildly popular GitHub hosted service--released a crucial security update meant to keep developer environments safe. The patch was made to fix a flaw in how Git handles submodule repository configuration during cloning. It's a dangerous hole that could give attackers the power to create malicious Git repositories and leverage them to run arbitrary code execution on target developer machines.

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Do Breaches Drive Biometrics Investment?

Jun 01 by George V. Hulme

What’s a leading indicator that an organization may invest in biometric authentication? It turns out that it’s a data breach.

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Security Must Adjust as SDN Goes Mainstream

May 25 by Ericka Chickowski

After years of hype, 2018 may finally see the start of the mainstream adoption of software-defined networking (SDN). And with it, network virtualization and software defined data centers (SDDC) could be on the cusp of big breakthroughs. So say the results of the new research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

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Despite Cloud Popularity, Enterprises Still Struggle with Compliance and Security

May 18 by George V. Hulme

As we’ve covered in depth here over the past few years, enterprises have moved to cloud in a big way, with the estimated size of the cloud computing market to have been $130 billion globally in 2017. But those organizations who have made the move, especially when it involves sensitive or

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What's So Scary About GDPR?

May 15 by Ericka Chickowski

We're at less than a month before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations go live and global readiness still lags considerably. Companies around the world are in varying states of compliance, with a fair number of organizations out there that still haven't even stepped up to the start line of their GDPR compliance journey.

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42 Percent of Security Professionals Ignore Security Warnings

May 14 by Liviu Arsene

Some 42 percent of IT security professionals ignore critical security issues, especially if they don’t know how to fix them (16 percent), according to a recent survey of 155 IT professionals by Oyutpost24.

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Data Breach Disclosure Is Still Taking Too Long, Report Reveals as GDPR Looms

May 10 by Graham Cluley

The accepted wisdom in the field of cybersecurity is that things are getting worse, and that more businesses are losing control of more data than ever before.

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Ransomware Attacks Emerge as Key Cyber Security Threat, Verizon Report Says

May 09 by Bogdan Botezatu

Ransomware attacks have emerged as a key cyber security threat for global organizations, according to the recently released 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon.

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Enterprises Slack at Security Patching at Their Own Peril

May 08 by George V. Hulme

It’s perhaps one of the most well-known and understood foundations of enterprise security – finding and patching outdated software with software updates. However, a newly released survey from cloud IT services provider ServiceNow, Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention, found that there is still much work that must be done within the enterprise to close the window of vulnerability, that time between when an application vulnerability becomes known and it is remedied.

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How Much GDPR Risk Is Hiding in Your Data?

May 07 by George V. Hulme

How much risk is hiding in your in the data in your enterprise?

Probably quite a bit.

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Half of CISOs Admit Being Breached; Business Interruptions, the Main Concern

May 04 by Razvan Muresan

A recent Bitdefender survey of 1,050 chief information security officers found while half the respondents admitted their company was breached in the last year one in six who did so still couldn’t identify how the attack happened.

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